All-American Surprise

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East Meadow High School junior Stephanie Sparkowski received an unexpected surprise while in attendance at a varsity boys’ basketball game on December 10. It was announced that she had been named a girls’ soccer Allstate All-American.

Allstate and MaxPreps collaborated to select 40 girls from across the country that will compete in the inaugural Allstate All-America Cup in Orlando, Fla. this summer. Stephanie’s selection was announced at the game’s halftime via a projector, with a video message from two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup champion and Olympic gold medalist Julie Foudy. Foudy is one of the two female coaches for this summer’s tournament.

The girls’ varsity soccer team was crowned county co-champion this fall with a 12-3-3 record. Stephanie earned All-County and News 12 Varsity All-Long Island Honorable Mention accolades after compiling 91 saves for the season.

“Congratulations to our very own Stephanie Sparkowski for being selected as an Allstate All-American,” said district Director of Physical Education, Health and Athletics Kristi Detor. “We are very proud of her!”